Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Save The Date Ideas | Wedding Series #4

When we first set our date, it was only 11 months away, so I had dreams of skipping the Save The Dates and jumping straight to the invitations. Little did I know that there were quite a few things to sort out before the invitations could be ready, so that jump was not as simple as it seemed. As we really wanted to share the date, we decided to do the Save The Dates after all and it was actually something I really enjoyed doing! I had so many ideas for the Save The Dates, that I ended up ordering a few different samples, just so I could see how they felt to have them in your hands. Today I thought it would be fun to share these with you guys, just in case you're looking for a fabulous idea for your own Save The Date!

Berry Floral Calendar Save The Date (norma&dorothy - £2.60 each)
First up we have this chalk board effect from notonthehighstreet seller 'Norma&Dorothy'. What I love about this one is that its beautifully on trend, featuring a lovely chalk-board base, which is finished with elements of coral and peach. It incorporates your names and stamps the date on the calendar, with a pretty blush-pink love heart. The design has round corners and is finished with a hand tied piece of rustic twine. 

Wedding Save The Date Balloon Cards (white knot - £2.80 each)
If you want to do something fun, which requires your guests to do the hard work, I love the idea of balloon cards! This particular design is from notonthehighstreet seller 'white knot' and is my favourite company I found. The balloon itself is tied using stripey twine to a A6 card, which is available in loads of different colours and designs. The words 'Please inflate & save the date' appear on all the designs, so your guests know exactly what to do! The save the date itself is pre-designed and so you just personalise the text and the brand pop the text onto your balloon. The cute design allows you to include your first names and the wedding date.

Personalised Wooden Save The Date (Metal Moments - £1.50 each)
This next save the date is something that I'm sure will last a lifetime. The Personalised Wooden Save The Date from notonthehighstreet seller Metal Moments, is an intricately made wooden save the date card, which you can opt to make into a magnet. What I love about this one, is that you have loads of pre-sets to choose from, but you can also opt for something completely unique to you. The quality of this is really, really nice and it arrives with a little envelope to pop it in. 

Scratch Off Wedding Save The Date Cards (Vanilla Retro Stationery - £2.50 each)
I have to admit that these scratch card save the dates from notonthehighstreet seller Vanilla Retro Stationery, are one of my favourites in this edit. Not only are they super fun, but I've actually never seen anything quite like them! The card comes in a variety of colours to match your theme (including pink, navy blue, mint green, golden yellow and berry purple) and features three scratch away circles which hide your wedding date. I just think this idea is totally unusual - I know a lot of people use scratch cards as favours at the wedding, so this is a good way to set the theme before the wedding even starts!

Vintage Hill Wedding Tea Towel (Wedding Tea Towels - £6.60 each)
Now, the most expensive of the bunch are these beauties, from notonthehighstreet seller Wedding Tea Towels. However, if you've got a big budget for your save the dates, this is a great way to set the tone for your day. All the tea towels are printed right here in the UK and the design is printed to your specification. The tea towel is personalised with your names, time and date, venue, main wording and RSVP information, plus they are available in lots of different colours, with the choice of being printed on a natural or white tea towel material.

Pencil Us In Save The Date Wedding Pencil (Partridge and Bell - £1.95 each)
I love a good pun, especially when it gives me a little chuckle, which is exactly what these 'Pencil Us In' pencils from notonthehighstreet seller Partridge and Bell gave me. They arrive in a lovely wedding-themed gloss-white pencil, with a silver foiled detail on the bottom edge. It keeps it very simple, with the words 'Pencil Us In' and your names and wedding date. One of the only reasons I didn't opt for these, is that I think they need a little card or something to make it obviously it was from us. I had visions of people thinking they'd been sent a random white pencil and not spotting the foil detail. Nevertheless, if you have a little bit of extra budget, or you're hand delivering your save the dates, I think they are a great idea.

Save the Date Magnets (VistaPrint - 60p each)
So now onto the cheapest option of the lot and something for couples (like us) who wanted to send save the dates, on a very small budget. These Save the Date Magnets are from VistaPrint and are the size of a postcard. They are printed on a flexible glossy plastic, which has a magnet on the back. There are hundreds of designs and options, as we hadn't settled on a theme when we sent ours, we settled on something cute, but fairly basic. When you consider that we ordered 50 of these and then cost us 60p a go, they are incredible quality and I highly recommend! 

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